Exporting in a Shifting Legal Landscape

Posted on 18 June 2010

A guide for organizations that currently export, or intend to export, forest products to the US, EU and Australian markets and wish to assess their own performance in meeting the needs of their customers.

GFTN and TRAFFIC's guide to legal exports, Exporting in a Shifting Legal Landscape, is aimed at companies that export, or intend to export, forest products to the US, EU and Australian markets. It is designed to allow companies to assess their own performance and offers advice on how they can meet the needs of their customers in the US, EU and Australia — who are required to know that the forest products they import have been legally harvested and traded. 

The guide is also of benefit to forest service, customs officers and other governmental officials who serve as enforcement officers in the national forest law and related legislation that apply to all stages of the supply chain from harvest to export and import. 


This publication is produced by WWF/GFTN and TRAFFIC with support from IKEA, the European Union, as well as the Australian Government and U.S. Government-funded Responsible Asia Forestry & Trade partnership (RAFT). 


RAFT is a regional programme that provides capacity building and knowledge sharing services to Asia Pacific countries in support of their efforts to promote trade in responsibly harvested and manufactured wood products. 

RAFT is supported by the Australian and U.S. Governments and is implemented by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), TFT (The Forest Trust), The Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF), TRAFFIC - the Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network and WWF's Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN). In addition to those implementing partners, RAFT works with government, industry, IGOs and educational institutions from across the globe.

More information is available at www.responsibleasia.org